AUS vs IND Fantasy Prediction: Australia vs India 1st T20I – 4 December (Canberra). Two big-guns of cricket are up against each other in the shortest format of the game.
Hosts Australia will take on India in the 1st T20I match of the three games T20I series. Two heavyweights are up against each other and, this promises to be an exciting T20 series.
Australia were brilliant in the ODI series and, they would like to dominate in the shortest format of the game as well. However, the fitness of Stoinis is a concern whereas, Warner & Cummins are also not in the team. The team is going to rely heavily on Finch & Maxwell in batting whereas, Starc is going to lead the bowling. This series is going to be an important series for the hosts.
India, on the other hand, lost the ODI series but, they won their last ODI game. There are going to be some changes in the eleven in this format of the game. KL Rahul is going to play at the top-order whereas, Chahar will also swing the white-ball in initial overs. The form of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja is a big plus for this side. This is going to be a vital series for the visitors.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
This ground always produces good batting tracks with a little help for the pacers. The average 1st innings score at Big Bash here is 171 runs.
Total BBL Games: 5; Bat 1st Won: 3; Bat 2nd Won: 2
We can expect clouds throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Australia – D’Arcy Short, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques/Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Sean Abbott/AJ Tye, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.
India – KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar.
Three Match T20I Series
Match: Australia vs India First T20I Match
Date and Time: 4 December, Friday- 1:40 PM IST
Venue: The Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Where to Watch: Sony Ten1 and Sony Six
Top 4 Batting Order
D’Arcy Short, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, and Glenn Maxwell.
KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer.
Death Over Specialists
- Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc
- Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah
AUS vs IND Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
KL Rahul will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Rahul is going to open the innings in the T20 format of the game. He has scored 1461 T20I runs at an average of 45.66 whereas, his S/R has been 146.10. KL is a gun player of the shortest format of the game.
AUS vs IND Fantasy Batsmen
Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, and D’Arcy Short will be our batsmen from Australia. Finch and Smith were brilliant in the ODI series and are expected to continue their form in this format. Finch has a T20I strike-rate of 154.65, whereas Smith’s strike-rate is 131.12. Short, on the other hand, is another underrated gem of T20 cricket. He has scored more than 2000 T20 runs whereas, he has picked 40 wickets with his left-arm spin.
Virat Kohli will be our batsman from India. Virat scored two consecutive half-centuries in the ODI game and is going to be a big asset in T20. He has scored 2794 T20I runs at an average of 50.8 whereas, his S/R has been 138.25.
AUS vs IND Fantasy All-Rounders
Glenn Maxwell will be our all-rounder from Australia. Maxi was absolutely brilliant in the ODI series, where he scored 167 runs at a strike-rate of 194.19. He has scored 1609 T20I runs at an average of 33.52 whereas, his S/R has been 158.37.
Hardik Pandya will be our all-rounder from India. Hardik was immense in the ODI series and scored 210 runs at an average of 105. He has scored at a strike-rate of 147.62 in the T20I games.
AUS vs IND Fantasy Bowlers
From Australia, the duo of Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa will make it into our team. Zampa was the highest wicket-taker of the ODI series whereas, Hazlewood was the 2nd highest. They are performing well recently with the white-ball.
Mohammad Shami and Deepak Chahar will be our bowlers from India. Shami is coming on the back of a brilliant IPL and, he was brilliant in the ODI series as well. Deepak, on the other hand, has picked 17 wickets in 10 T20I games whereas, he has the ability to swing the ball in the initial overs.
Match Prediction: Australia are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + KL Rahul and Glenn Maxwell
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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